Haley James

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California & Destination
fine art
wedding photography

Experience

the HJ

Reviews from my clients, my studio process, and what exactly makes a Haley James couple.

"Haley is amazing and is the first (and only) person I recommend for weddings; she was so caring, personable, and dependable

Jazmine & Matt

On our wedding day she made us feel incredibly comfortable and gave us space to experience the day while still getting all the shots. She captured so many beautiful and unconventional moments.

emily & brendan

"Haley's style is exquisite and so is her soul."

Not only was she adaptable, but she took time to hear our wants and completely followed through on our wedding day.

initial meeting

MY PROCESS

HOW IT WORKS

At Haley James I value relationships. After your initial inquiry, we schedule an in- person or phone consultation to get to know you and learn how I can best meet your wedding day needs. 

01

PLANNING + CONSULTATIONS

I work with you to ensure your vision comes to life and that I know which things about your day are most important to you (from imagery, to styling, to a smooth day-of timeline).

02

ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Upon booking your wedding date, the HJ studio works with you to piece together the perfect pre-wedding photo session. From location, to styling, I ensure your first photo experience with HJ is exceptional.

03

ALBUM CURATION

YOUR WEDDING

The Haley James team will be there every step of the way with multiple shooters to make sure the moments that matter are caught so you can enjoy the day and all the joy and romance as it unfolds.

HJ works extensively with you to design a custom monogram, select cover material, and create the image layout for your custom-made album. Crafted sustainably by Redtree Albums.

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PHOTO DELIVERY

6-8 Weeks after your event, you receive a private digital photo gallery filled with all your joy-filled moments. Also included exclusively for Haley James clients, the Preview Party allows you to view your photos, request changes, and order fine art albums at the HJ studio.

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ALBUMS we deliver annually

THE NUMBER OF

25

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

THE NUMBER OF

24

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

15k

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

THE NUMBER OF

9

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

THE NUMBER OF

95%

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

THE NUMBER OF

25

AT A GLANCE

by the numbers

nikki & dane

"We'd hire Haley James over and over again."

We recommend Haley a million times over. Her professionalism and sincerity leading up to and throughout the day could not be matched.

"She is a storyteller beyond words. I've never felt more beautiful or in love. These photos are exquisite."

Hayley & Tommy

The whole process from booking, to planning, to shooting was so professional and easy. Haley scouted incredible areas that were EXACTLY what I had envisioned. Her passion for photography really shines through and I cannot recommend Haley enough.

What is your pricing?

I have learned over time that each wedding celebration is different and is accompanied with its own unique set of needs. I quote every wedding, elopement, and portrait session on an individual basis. 

how do we confirm our wedding date?

Once we have determined your custom collection, the studio prepares and sends you a custom contract for review. To ensure your date remains available I ask you to please return it signed and with the accompanying 50 percent retainer.

Do you offer videography?

HJ does not offer videography services at this time. I am happy to refer you to my recommended videographers.

What is your approach to capturing a wedding story?

I have a very hands-on approach to setting up a wedding day timeline. I prefer to build your timeline with you and your wedding coordinator to give you ample time to capture all your desired portraits and photographs throughout the day. I combine art direction, styled detail shots, and organic moments to ensure the end result yields a perfect balance of people, details, and emotion.

What equipment do you use?

I utilize both Sony digital and Canon 35mm film cameras. I always bring camera, lens, and memory card backups and have gear regularly serviced to make sure it is in working order. 

Are travel/accommodation included in your pricing?

Travel is not included in HJ pricing. Due to the unique nature of each wedding, I like to learn about the destination and event before discussing travel plans. Quotes are customized based on the location and number of shooting days.

how many images will we receive?

Typically, I curate 70-100 images per hour of coverage.

How do you ensure you stay on schedule for the wedding day?

Staying on track is one of the most important factors of the work I do at Haley James. I work in tandem with your planner to carefully piece together a minute-by-minute photo timeline of your wedding day. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF HJ GETS SICK OR HAS AN EMERGENCY RIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING?

The studio has not yet had an emergency interfere with a client's wedding day. Leading up to a wedding day I plan life accordingly to ensure my health is in top shape and ample travel time is included. Should unforeseen circumstances occur, I will do my best to procure a replacement photographer of the same caliber and photography style.  

do you shoot film or digital?

Both. All film and digital images are processed and presented cohesively together. 

What if we have to reschedule?

May it be due to inclement weather, or unforeseen circumstances, I work with your planner to have a contingency plan. Each situation is unique and that is how I handle them. But know that I am your partner and friend through it all.

Frequently asked questions

IS ALWAYS READY FOR AN ADVENTURE

The Haley James Couple

is in love with the finer details

The Haley James Couple

is classy but still A little sassy

The Haley James Couple

If you're looking for dreamy, romantic fine art imagery, but a well-organized and executed process, you're in luck. Let's schedule a consultation and see if this is the right fit.

Let HJ Tell Your Love Story.

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